Mercedes-Benz SLC to take on Porsche 911
Mercedes-Benz is taking on all comers in the higher end of the production car market. Whether it’s luxury cars or sports cars, Merc seems to be figuring out a way for a model to take the fight to existing competition.
Mercedes is reported to be planning a front-engined sports car that will be slotted below the SLS in their lineup – the SLC. The car will get a V8 up front and will have two seats.
No other technical details have been released though AMG is said to be taking over the project which would give it a degree of performance pedigree.
It is most likely that the car will be influenced by the SLS coupe (pictured) as far as development is concerned. The car is slated for a 2014 release and an estimated price of £75,000 – just in the range to rival the Porsche 911.